Why You Need To Be Drinking More Water

So now we know that tap water is nearly as good as bottled water – but what exactly is so great about water? Why can’t we just stick to soda? Here are some basics for you:

According to an article at freedrinkingwater.com, water makes up more than two thirds of the weight of the human body. We can go weeks without food but only about three days without water. Mild dehydration is one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue, and an estimated 75% of Americans suffer from chronic, mild dehydration. A few other things that water does:

  • Serves as a lubricant
  • Forms the fluids that surround the joints
  • Serves as a detox agent
  • Regulates metabolism

Interestingly, when we look at the research, there doesn’t seem to be a definitive amount of water that needs to be consumed on a daily basis. A good guideline I try to follow myself and that I recommend to my clients is to shoot for half of your bodyweight in ounces of water per day. So drink up!

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